NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 18: TV personality Oprah Winfrey hosts The Oprah Winfrey Show: Fridays Live From New York at Rumsey Playfield on September 18, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Oprah Winfrey
If Oprah Winfrey endorses it, her fans will buy ...en masse.
True to form, Oprah fans flocked to the site in volumes so large it sent the website into shock causing viewers to get "error" messages or slow page loading.
Oprah gave the company a nod on her "Ultimate Favorite Things" show and that was when problems began for Groupon who shortly after tweeted the following from @groupon:
Groupon has the same effect on other businesses who sign up to offer a daily deal through the company. Earlier this year the daily deal led to site problems for Gap.com.